Original Peoples Investment Program

Grant Program Categories: Arts Organizations, Artists & Collectives

Original Peoples Investment Program

Deadline September 18, 2024

June 19, 2024: Full guidelines published
July 3, 2024: Applications open
September 18, 2024: Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
October – November 2024: Evaluation of grants
Late November 2024: Notification of results
December 2024 – January 2025: Funds distributed 

Brief Overview

The Original Peoples Investment Program provides one-time project funding to First Nation, Metis and Inuit individual artists, artist collectives and Indigenous-led and centred arts organizations in Treaty 7. This program supports the innovation, preservation and revitalization of First Nations, Métis and Inuit art through art-based projects that are supported and validated by FNMI artists, community, Elders and Knowledge Keepers. We recognize and support both traditional and contemporary Indigenous artists and arts practices within this program.  

This program is developed and validated annually with the support of our Indigenous Advisory Committee. 

If you have any questions or need any help completing an application, please contact Morgan Possberg, Indigenous Program Specialist, at morgan.possberg@calgaryartsdevelopment.com. 

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